Angular mountain peaks, whaleback ridges and beautiful valleys characterise the varying landscape of Snowdonia and the surrounding area.
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Produced in co-operation with The Ramblers’ Association and HARVEY maps, this brand new series covers some of the most popular walking areas in Britain and Ireland, combining detailed route descriptions with information on the local history and wildlife.
Angular mountain peaks, whaleback ridges and beautiful valleys characterise the varying landscape of Snowdonia and the surrounding area. Rambler’s Guide North Wales is the perfect introduction to the scenery that makes the area so special, and the history, folklore and wildlife that make it unique.
Collins Rambler’s Guides
The only series endorsed by The Ramblers’ Association
Thirty walks are described and illustrated with stunning colour photographs
Each route is graded to show whether it is suitable for beginners or more experienced walkers; the book includes many challenging walks
includes information on the natural history and wildlife of each area, and other points of interest.
1. The Snowdon Horseshoe, 2. The Snovvdon Ranger and Rhyd-Ddu Paths, 3. The Watkin Path and Miners’ Track,
4. The Glyder Traverse, 5. Tryl’an and Bristly Ridge, 6. Cwm Idwal, 7. Cwm Llafar and the high Carnedds, 8. Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd, 9. Aber Falls, 10. Cwm Eigiau, ll. Moel Siabod, 12. The Lledr Valley, 13. The Nantlle Ridge, 14. Cnicht, 15. Aberglaslyn and Cwm Bychan, 16. Moel Hebog, 17. Cwm Pennant, 18. Bryn Cader Faner, 19. The Roman Steps, 20. Y Llethr and Rhinog Fach, 21. River Mawddach, 22. Cadair Idris: the Fox’s and Pony Paths, 23. Cadair Idris: the Minffordd Path, 24. Bwlch Oerddrws and Waun Oer, 25. The Arans, 26. Arenig Fawr,
27. The Berwyns, 28. Yr Eifl, 29. Newborough Warren, 30. Great Orme.
The profiles given for each walk give an indication of the steepness and number of climbs on the route. The times on the profiles are calculated according to the Naismith formula which suggests one hour for each five map kilometres (three map miles) covered, together with an additional 30 minutes for each 300m (1,000ft) of ascent. For most walkers the formula underestimates the time taken for several reasons. Firstly few walkers complete a walk as a route march; secondly, there is no allowance for the terrain crossed, and it is easier to walk quickly over short grass than rough moor; thirdly, there is no allowance for stopping to admire the view, places of interest etc, and finally there is no allowance for rest stops. Rest stops tend to become both longer and more frequent as the walk length increases, so the time error increases as walks get longer. Please check yourself against the times on the first walks you attempt to gauge the time you will take on others.